Mountaineers’ Backcountry Film Festival to be held in Bellevue

Eight short films are scheduled to play

The Backcountry Film Festival will be held Jan. 22, 2018 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Courtesy photo

The Backcountry Film Festival will be held Jan. 22, 2018 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Courtesy photo

2018 Backcountry Film Festival: Celebrating the Human-Powered Experience

The Mountaineers, a nonprofit outdoor community, is bringing the Backcountry Film Festival to the Bellevue Botanical Garden Jan. 22, 2018.

The film festival will feature a new set of films produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance. The screening is co-presented by Mountaineers Foothills Branch and the city of Bellevue’s Parks & Community Services Department. Half of the proceeds will go to support Bellevue Parks’ TRACKS program, which promotes youth outdoor adventure, stewardship and leadership.

From 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2018, viewers can watch a variety of short films on topics such as adventure, environment, climate, the outdoors and ski culture.

Films in this year’s program include:

“The Space Within,” DPS Skis Cinematic | 5 min 28 sec

“Ruth Gorge,” Noah Howell | 8 min 1 sec

“Below 0,” Itai Hagage | 4 min 54 sec

“The End of Snow,” Jane Zelikova and Morgan Heim | 20 min 35 sec

“Follow Through,” Anya Miller and Becca Cahall | 21 min 48 sec

“Genesis,” Ben Sturgulewski and Dan Pizza | 5 min 50 sec

“Idaho 12ver Project,” Mark Ortiz | 12 min 10 sec

“Adventure Not War,” Max Lowe | 7 min 35 sec

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is located at 12001 Main St. in Bellevue. Tickets are $10 for Mountaineers members and Bellevue residents and $12 for the general public. Visit and search “Backcountry Film Festival” to purchase tickets.

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